Whiskey Riff’s Official Grammy Predictions 2016

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The 58th Annual Grammy awards are getting underway tonight (at 7:00 PM CT on CBS) and as always we are bringing you our predictions for tonight’s winners.

Chris Stapleton will be up against former country sweetheart, Taylor Swift, for Album of the Year and Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” is also representing country music in the Song of the Year category. Finally, Sam Hunt is vying for Best New Artist, all of which are cross-genre categories.

and the winners are….

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Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Taylor Swift, 1989 – WINNER

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” – WINNER

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Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt – WINNER

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

Best Country Album

Sam Hunt, Montevallo

Little Big Town, Pain Killer

Ashley Monroe, The Blade

Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material

Chris Stapleton, Traveller – WINNER

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Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Brothers Osborne, “Stay a Little Longer”

Joey + Rory, “If I Needed You” – WINNER

Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay, “The Driver”

Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”

Best Country Song

Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”

Tim McGraw, “Diamond Rings And Old Barstools”

Little Big Town, “Girl Crush” – WINNER

Brandy Clark, “Hold My Hand”

Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Best Country Solo Performance

Cam, “Burning House” – WINNER

Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”

Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”

Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”

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Also scheduled to perform are:

Carrie Underwood & Sam Hunt

Little Big Town 

Chris Stapleton

Luke Bryan


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